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Garner s Modern American Usage

Garner s Modern American Usage Author Bryan Garner
ISBN-10 9780199874620
Release 2009-07-28
Pages 1008
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Since first appearing in 1998, Garner's Modern American Usage has established itself as the preeminent guide to the effective use of the English language. Brimming with witty, erudite essays on troublesome words and phrases, GMAU authoritatively shows how to avoid the countless pitfalls that await unwary writers and speakers whether the issues relate to grammar, punctuation, word choice, or pronunciation. An exciting new feature of this third edition is Garner's Language-Change Index, which registers where each disputed usage in modern English falls on a five-stage continuum from nonacceptability (to the language community as a whole) to acceptability, giving the book a consistent standard throughout. GMAU is the first usage guide ever to incorporate such a language-change index. The judgments are based both on Garner's own original research in linguistic corpora and on his analysis of hundreds of earlier studies. Another first in this edition is the panel of critical readers: 120-plus commentators who have helped Garner reassess and update the text, so that every page has been improved. Bryan A. Garner is a writer, grammarian, lexicographer, teacher, and lawyer. He has written professionally about English usage for more than 28 years, and his work has achieved widespread renown. David Foster Wallace proclaimed that Bryan Garner is a genius and William Safire called the book excellent. In fact, due to the strength of his work on GMAU, Garner was the grammarian asked to write the grammar-and-usage chapter for the venerable Chicago Manual of Style. His advice on language matters is second to none.

Garner s Modern English Usage

Garner s Modern English Usage Author Bryan Garner
ISBN-10 9780190491482
Release 2016-03-16
Pages 1120
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Bryan Garner is the most trusted living usage expert of our day, and Garner's Modern English Usage is the preeminent guide to the effective use of the English language. With well over 6,000 entries on English grammar, syntax, word choice, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and style, thisbook is adored by professional writers and general readers alike. In this major update to a timeless classic, Bryan Garner has dramatically expanded coverage of international English usage, making the volume for the first time a guide not only to American English usage, but to English usage aroundthe globe. Interest in the English language is greater than ever; English is the lingua franca not only of higher education and academia, but of science, business, computing, aviation, and even - arguably - entertainment. An awareness of global English matters today as never before. To ensure that BryanGarner's clear, unambiguous advice resonates with English-speakers worldwide, more than 2,000 entries have been revised to account for the nuances of English not only in the United States, but in Australia and New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, and South Africa. Not everything has changed: readers will still find the popular "Garner's Language-Change Index" which registers where each disputed usage in modern English falls on a five-stage continuum from non-acceptability (to the language community as a whole) to acceptability, giving the book a consistentstandard throughout. Bryan Garner's tools for scientific accuracy are, however, fully updated: this fourth edition benefits from usage data generated by Google Ngrams, which charts frequencies of any word or short sentence in sources printed after 1800. With thousands of concise entries, longer essays on problematic areas such as subject-verb agreement and danglers, and meticulous citations of the New York Times, Newsweek, and other leading journalistic sources, this fourth edition of Garner's Modern English Usage provides priceless referenceinformation to anyone hoping to improve as a writer - worldwide.

A Dictionary of Modern American Usage

A Dictionary of Modern American Usage Author Bryan A. Garner
ISBN-10 0195161912
Release 2003
Pages 879
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A Dictionary of Modern American Usage has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Dictionary of Modern American Usage also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Dictionary of Modern American Usage book for free.

Garner on Language and Writing

Garner on Language and Writing Author Bryan A. Garner
ISBN-10 1604424451
Release 2009
Pages 839
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Since the 1987 appearance of A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage, Bryan A. Garner has proved to be a versatile and prolific writer on legal-linguistic subjects. This collection of his essays shows both profound scholarship and sharp wit. The essays cover subjects as wide-ranging as learning to write, style, persuasion, contractual and legislative drafting, grammar, lexicography, writing in law school, writing in law practice, judicial writing, and all the literature relating to these diverse subjects.

Garner s Dictionary of Legal Usage

Garner s Dictionary of Legal Usage Author Bryan A. Garner
ISBN-10 9780195384208
Release 2011
Pages 991
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This new edition of Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage discusses and analyzes modern legal vocabulary and style more thoroughly than any other contemporary reference work. Since the first edition, Bryan A. Garner has drawn on his unrivaled experience as a legal editor to refine his position on legal usage. The new Third Edition remains indispensable: Garner has updated entries throughout, added hundreds of new entries and thousands of new illustrative quotations from judicial opinions andleading lawbooks, revised the selected bibliography, and expanded and updated cross-references to guide readers quickly and easily. A new preface introduces the reader to this edition and discusses content that has been newly incorporated. Influential writers and editors rely on Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage daily. It is an essential resource for practicing lawyers, legal scholars, and libraries of all sizes and types, functioning as both a style guide and a law dictionary, guiding writers to distinguish between true terms of law and mere jargon and illustrating recommended forms of expression. Common blunders are discussed in ways that will discourage writers from any further use. The origins of frequently used expressions are described with engaging prose. Collectively, there is no better resource for approaching legal writing in a logical, clear, and error-free way.

The Elements of Legal Style

The Elements of Legal Style Author Bryan A. Garner
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4503310
Release 1991
Pages 236
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Offers advice on a variety of expository writing concerns, including grammar, clarity, and persuasive rhetoric

A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage

A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage Author Bryan A. Garner
ISBN-10 0195142365
Release 2001
Pages 953
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Bryan A. Garner, an editor, academic and practicing lawyer, has written an accessible, authoritative, and up-to-date guide that will help anyone in the legal thicket to write better. "The most extensive resources available for legal word usage".--Library Journal.

Black s Law Dictionary

Black s Law Dictionary Author Bryan A. Garner
ISBN-10 0314265783
Release 2010
Pages 1401
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A major update of Garner's groundbreaking eighth edition, with 20% more content and updates in emerging fields of law.

Legal Writing in Plain English

Legal Writing in Plain English Author Bryan A. Garner
ISBN-10 0226284190
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 227
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PrefaceIntroductionPart One: Principles for All Legal WritingFraming Your Thoughts1. Have something to say--and think it through.2. For maximal efficiency, plan your writing projects. Try nonlinear outlining.3. Order your material in a logical sequence. Use chronology when presenting facts. Keep related material together.4. Divide the document into sections, and divide sections into smaller parts as needed. Use informative headings for the sections and subsections.Phrasing Your Sentences5. Omit needless words.6. Keep your average sentence length about 20 words.7. Keep the subject, the verb, and the object together--toward the beginning of the sentence.8. Prefer the active voice over the passive.9. Use parallel phrasing for parallel ideas.10. Avoid multiple negatives.11. End sentences emphatically.Choosing Your Words12. Learn to detest simplifiable jargon.13. Use strong, precise verbs. Minimize is, are, was, and were.14. Turn -ion words into verbs when you can.15. Simplify wordy phrases. Watch out for of.16. Avoid doublets and triplets.17. Refer to people and companies by name.18. Don't habitually use parenthetical shorthand names. Use them only when you really need them.19. Shun newfangled acronyms.20. Make everything you write speakable.Part Two: Principles Mainly for Analytical and Persuasive Writing21. Plan all three parts: the beginning, the middle, and the end.22. Use the deep issue to spill the beans on the first page.23. Summarize. Don't overparticularize.24. Introduce each paragraph with a topic sentence.25. Bridge between paragraphs.26. Vary the length of your paragraphs, but generally keep them short.27. Provide signposts along the way.28. Unclutter the text by movingcitations into footnotes.29. Weave quotations deftly into your narrative.30. Be forthright in dealing with counterarguments.Part Three: Principles Mainly for Legal Drafting31. Draft for an ordinary reader, not for a mythical judge who might someday review the document.32. Organize provisions in order of descending importance.33. Minimize definitions. If you have more than just a few, put them in a schedule at the end--not at the beginning.34. Break down enumerations into parallel provisions. Put every list of subparts at the end of the sentence--never at the beginning or in the middle.35. Delete every shall.36. Don't use provisos.37. Replace and/or wherever it appears.38. Prefer the singular over the plural.39. Prefer numerals, not words, to denote amounts. Avoid word-numeral doublets.40. If you don't understand a form provision--or don't understand why it should be included in your document--try diligently to gain that understanding. If you still can't understand it, cut it.Part Four: Principles for Document Design41. Use a readable typeface.42. Create ample white space--and use it meaningfully.43. Highlight ideas with attention-getters such as bullets.44. Don't use all capitals, and avoid initial capitals.45. For a long document, make a table of contents.Part Five: Methods for Continued Improvement46. Embrace constructive criticism.47. Edit yourself systematically.48. Learn how to find reliable answers to questions of grammar and usage.49. Habitually gauge your own readerly likes and dislikes, as well as those of other readers.50. Remember that good writing makes the reader's job easy; bad writing makes it hard.Appendix A: How to PunctuateAppendix B: Four Model Documents1. ResearchMemorandum2. Motion3. Appellate Brief4. ContractKey to Basic ExercisesIndex

HBR Guide to Better Business Writing

HBR Guide to Better Business Writing Author Bryan Garner
ISBN-10 9781422184035
Release 2013-01-15
Pages 240
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DON'T LET YOUR WRITING HOLD YOU BACK. When you’re fumbling for words and pressed for time, you might be tempted to dismiss good business writing as a nicety. But it’s a skill you must cultivate to succeed: You’ll lose time, money, and influence if your e-mails, proposals, and other important documents fail to win people over. The HBR Guide to Better Business Writing, by writing expert Bryan A. Garner, gives you the tools you need to express your ideas clearly and persuasively so clients, colleagues, stakeholders, and partners will get behind them. This book will help you: • Push past writer’s block • Grab—and keep—readers’ attention • Earn credibility with tough audiences • Trim the fat from your writing • Strike the right tone • Brush up on grammar, punctuation, and usage

Nino and Me

Nino and Me Author Bryan A. Garner
ISBN-10 9781501181504
Release 2018-01-16
Pages 384
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From legal expert and veteran author Bryan Garner comes a unique, intimate, and compelling memoir of his friendship with the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. For almost thirty years, Antonin Scalia was arguably the most influential and controversial Justice on the United States Supreme Court. His dynamic and witty writing devoted to the Constitution has influenced an entire generation of judges. Based on his reputation for using scathing language to criticize liberal court decisions, many people presumed Scalia to be gruff and irascible. But to those who knew him as “Nino,” he was characterized by his warmth, charm, devotion, fierce intelligence, and loyalty. Bryan Garner’s friendship with Justice Scalia was instigated by celebrated writer David Foster Wallace and strengthened over their shared love of language. Despite their differing viewpoints on everything from gun control to the use of contractions, their literary and personal relationship flourished. Justice Scalia even officiated at Garner’s wedding. In this humorous, touching, and surprisingly action-packed memoir, Garner gives a firsthand insight into the mind, habits, and faith of one of the most famous and misunderstood judges in the world.

Quack This Way

Quack This Way Author Bryan Garner
ISBN-10 0991118103
Release 2013-10
Pages 146
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"February 3, 2006, Hilton Checkers Hotel, Los Angeles, California."

The Rules of Golf in Plain English Third Edition

The Rules of Golf in Plain English  Third Edition Author Jeffrey S. Kuhn
ISBN-10 9780226458229
Release 2012-04-02
Pages 184
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"The cry for the simplification of the Rules of Golf is a stock-in-trade of the journalist during the winter months. Countless words on the subject have been poured out to an ever-tolerant public, but still the long-sought simplification does not come."—Henry Longhurst, 1937 The hopes of renowned writer and golfer Henry Longhurst—and millions of golfers before and after him—have finally been realized. In The Rules of Golf in Plain English, Bryan A. Garner, American English language and usage expert, and Jeffrey S. Kuhn, volunteer USGA rules official, have translated the knotty Rules with the encouragement and permission of the United States Golf Association. The result is a modern, readable version that offers, for the first time, clear guidance to both amateurs and professionals. Based on a 338-word set of thirteen rules written in 1744, the official Rules have grown, over two and a half centuries, to 40,000 words. Numerous contributors and a complex revision process have rendered these Rules so opaque and stylistically inconsistent that a companion volume—the 600-page Decisions on the Rules of Golf—has been published to help golfers navigate them. Both lawyers and avid golfers, Kuhn and Garner recognized the difficulties that the language of the Rules of Golf created, especially in a sport that expects players to call penalties on themselves. By reworking the Rules line by line, word by word, they have produced an accessible resource that no golfer—from the duffer to the pro—should be without.

The Winning Oral Argument

The Winning Oral Argument Author Bryan A. Garner
ISBN-10 IND:30000128376807
Release 2009
Pages 262
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In this eminently browsable book, Bryan A. Garner has collected and arranged the most important, interesting, and penetrating statements from judges and lawyers about how to conduct an oral argument. Each didactic principle is stated, briefly explained, and then illustrated with quotations from a dazzling array of sources, ancient and modern. Novices and veterans alike will find helpful advice in these pages, which systematically explain the subtleties of the art more lucidly than any previous work has done.

Guidelines for Drafting and Editing Legislation

Guidelines for Drafting and Editing Legislation Author Bryan A. Garner
ISBN-10 0997977000
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 230
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This new Garner title consolidates into one set of covers all the best advice on legislative drafting. Garner elucidates his blackletter principles with statutory rewrites from all 50 states as well as from federal statutes. He demonstrates how legislation can be streamlined, simplified, and clarified. The exmaples show stunning improvements. Commissioned by the Uniform Law Commission, Garner's work here represents another in his string of first-rate reference books. No legislative drafter should be without it. In the back of the book are two model statutes plus a typically poor statute annotated to explain its deficiencies. Also included is a groundbreaking essay on the optimal method for expressing criminal prohibitions. Throughout the book appear shaded boxes containing timeless quotations from leading commentators on legislative drafting from the 18th century to the present day. Together the the book's extensive bibliography, these quotations place Garner's principles into a historical context. They also underscore the degree to which legislative drafters have neglected many long-standing principles of legal drafting. The foreward by Harriet Lansing, president of the Uniform Law Commission, says of Garner's work: "With these Guidelines--with his earlier booklet on court rules--Bryan Garner has made an incomparable contribution to clarity and coherence in the halls of our legislatures, the pages of our statute books, and the everyday world of all people as we try to plan our lives and predict legal consequences."

The Artful Nuance

The Artful Nuance Author Rod L. Evans Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9781440687952
Release 2009-02-03
Pages 244
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?The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter.? (Mark Twain) What?s the difference between: Nectar and ambrosia? Bough and branch? Astonished and surprised? Sensual and sensuous? Beside and besides? Many people use these words interchangeably but there are actually subtle and interesting differences in meaning and usage. Now from the author of Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge comes a fun and fascinating word reference book for word lovers, students, and trivia collectors alike. Readers will relish learning about these distinctions in this entertaining homage to a gift we use every day?words.

A Handbook of Family Law Terms

A Handbook of Family Law Terms Author Bryan A. Garner
ISBN-10 0314249060
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 620
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This portable softbound volume provides clear, concise definitions of more than 4,000 words and phrases specific to family law. In fact, an estimated 1,500 entries are not yet included in Black's Law Dictionary. In preparing this dictionary, the author, preeminent lexicographer Bryan A. Garner, thoroughly reviewed relevant legal literature, cases, and statutes.